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Tech Brief: Instagram Betrays World, VR Replaces Friends & Festivals, and… Butter Spray

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  THIS WEEK, WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAITOR THAT IS INSTAGRAM. THAT IS ALL. The World’s Largest Photo-Sharing Platform Just Pissed Off ALL Its Users In a blog post released on 15 March (“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”), Instagram tried its best to convince its few hundred million users that switching to an algorithm-based feed is really the best decision. Wrong. I’m not entirely sure where they plucked that observation that “people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds”…
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Tech Brief: Einstein Proven Right, Instagram Does Right, and Wi-Fi In Lightbulbs

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week for geeks the Tech world, with a breakthrough in the search for gravitational waves, a major Instagram update (the one everyone’s been waiting for), and a new form of Wi-Fi that works through… the lightbulb in your home. Gravity Is Real, You Guys… Okay so it’s not that simple. The headline that Tech Insider used was more along the lines of “Scientists just detected gravitational waves for the first time ever”. 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence,…
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The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year

Ah, the Chinese Lunar New Year, a time of family and traditions to celebrate the coming year and the hopeful harvest of abundance. But alas, we can do without the stifling gatherings, the strict codes (no black, really?) and most of all, attempting to converse with cousins, aunts and strangers you’ve only heard gossip about from your parents. So  to give you some entertainment after you collapse into a random armchair and whip out your phone, here’s some of the very best anti-social things to do at any gathering. Just remember to smile at relatives as they walk by, might…
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Tech Brief: GoPro Falls From Grace, Twitter Executive Shakeup, Instagram Ads Boom

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week – perfect for our very first Tech Brief here at DANamic.ORG. Let’s take a look at the biggest stories this week, involving Twitter, Instagram, and GoPro! Twitter Execs Leave Company, Stock Continues To Fall In the 3 months that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has spent at the top following his return, we’ve seen the switch from the classic “Favourite” star to the flamboyantly-animated heart-shaped “Like”. While rumours are swirling that the tweet limit might be expanded from…
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See What See: The Esplanade Through Instagrams

Welcome to “See What See”, the laziest series on DANamic.ORG. Travel around Singapore and do your touristy sightseeing – all through your screen! The best way to discover Singapore is through a local’s eyes, so take a peek from wherever you are – through the magic that is Instagram embeds. Here’s the best part: it’s all free! “We believe in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are driven by our mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts. Our social motivations guide our programmes so that there is always something for everyone to…
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See What See: The National Gallery Singapore Through Instagrams

Welcome to “See What See”, the laziest series on DANamic.ORG. Travel around Singapore and do your touristy sightseeing – all through your screen! The best way to discover Singapore is through a local’s eyes, so take a peek from wherever you are – through the magic that is Instagram embeds. Best of all: it’s all free! The National Gallery Singapore may be just a fortnight old, but it’s already seen quite a bit. Since its doors opened on November 24, the museum has already survived a shattered glass door, crushed artistic dreams, and more than 170,000 visitors. The revamped amalgamation…
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RIP #InstagramTree: Our Tree-bute To The Punggol Landmark

The Housing and Development Board announced yesterday (December 9) that the popular “Instagram Tree” located at Punggol Waterway Park will be removed on December 16, referred to here as The Day The Tree Leaves. The barren tree is/was a well-known attraction online, with its uniquely desolate surroundings (sunset beyond its knoll, no other trees nearby) painting a rather bleak and intriguing picture. Perfect for the semi-pretentious public introspection that is Instagram. Sometimes we just have to let things go? A photo posted by ajyclaire (@ajyclaire) on Aug 21, 2015 at 9:12pm PDT In a short post on Facebook, HDB said that the…
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Are You An Instagram Husband?

We all love Instagram (we even wrote about it at length) but are we loving Instagram a little too much? In a #hilarious video, American talk show The Mystery Hour sheds light (no flash, please) on life behind the iPhone. More specifically, the plight of the husbands behind the camera (and you thought those bloggers’ boyfriends have it all good). Some are totally into it (eye-twitching notwithstanding). But most are not. “Behind every cute girl on Instagram is a guy like me… and a brick wall.” “We used to eat our food, now we just take pictures of it.” In mock social enterprise/Kickstarter fashion,…
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On Instagram Ads And Why We Should All Suck It Up

Co-written with Manfred Tham If Social Media were a class, discussions about ads and its place would be an ongoing assignment. The popular selfie and brunch-photo sharing app, Instagram, recently announced plans to monetise its business through ads – sponsored posts that will appear on timelines masquerading as updates from your friends and stalkees. Naturally, the response online has been… unbridled, to say the least. It all fits into the 3 logic laws of the Internet: 1) Never click on ads that contain the words “FREE” or “Congratulations”, 2) Never read a comment section, and 3) Always complain every time there is a new…
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